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are working hard to get vote -- voters to the polls before november 6th. president obama cast his early ballot in chicago as he tried to boost turnout before election day. >> all of you who have not yet early voted i just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was. >> reporter: it's a strategy the president's team will hope give it an edge in battleground states that will likely decide the election. the president wrapped up a 40 hour tour through four of those competitive states with a rally last night in cleveland. >> i need you, ohio. america needs you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is also where mitt romney focused his day making three campaign stops. >> the obama campaign is slipping because he's talking about smaller and smaller things. despite the fact that america has such huge challenges and this is such an opportunity for america and that's why on november 6th i'm counting on ohio to vote for big change. >> reporter: no republican ever won the white house without carrying ohio. that has both sides staging aggressive campaigns there to convince voters to cast their b
obama is in the midstative 40-hour coast to coast campaign marathon. >> no sleep. if you're not going to sleep you may as well be in vegas. >>> wildfire tearing through southern california has destroyed at least 14 homes. hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate as the flame spre spread, fueled by winds nearing 80 miles an hour. >>> a man has been arrested over last month's attack on the u.s. consulate. >> e-mails -- >> officials knew that a terror group had claimed responsibility on terror and on facebook. >> posting something on facebook is not, in and of itself, evidence. >>> pablo sand dbls oval with a three-homer game. giants win game one. >>> social media, monkey of tampa bay on runt for three years is now in custody. >>> all that -- >> employees at a jackson, mississippi, business had an unexpected visitor drop in. >>> trump will give $5 million to obama's charity of choice -- >> if he releases his passport. >> what do you attribute this to? >> this all goes back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> the records must be given by october 3 st at 5:00 in the after
, virginia, this weekend. as nancy cordes reports, president obama received a fema briefing the storm before laeg for new hampshire. >> we're not going to be able to be in virginia tomorrow. we're going to go to ohio instead. >> reporter: hurricane susan is forcing both campaigns to make ajumps. mitt romney canceled three haven'ts in virginia. vice president biden and first lady mivelobama also called off rallies. >> 10 days, new hampshire, 10 days! >> reporter: after getting briefed on the storm today, president obama took his hunt for votes to the live free or die states where he told a group of local teamsters new hampshire's four electoral votes could make all the difference. >> it's very clear that the other side doesn't believe. >> reporter: governor romney spent the day in all-important florida, in pensacola, home to a major nave air station, romney brought up a sore spot from the final debate. >> i made the point our navy is now smaller than any time, well, in almost 100 years. and the president's response was, well, you know, we don't use bayonets and horses anymore. and in fact we
>> pelley: tonight, the final faceoff. president obama and mitt romney debate foreign policy. we'll look at the world of trouble facing the commander in chief. reports from nancy cordes, jan crawford, john dickerson, david martin, kelly cobiella and bill whitaker. dean reynolds on the battle for ohio. why it could decide the presidential election. paper couldn't stop bullets. a woman shot to death in wisconsin had a court order against the suspected gunman. can the courts protect women? michelle miller has the story. and lance armstrong is officially stripped of his titles. we'll talk to a close teammate about the system of doping that brought down a champion. cha ngaptioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from boca raton, florida. >> pelley: good evening from the debate hall at lynn university. 15 days before america elects a president and a new cbs news poll out tonight finds 11% of likely voters are uncommitted. that means they haven't made up their minds or they could still change them. they will decide this election. pd it
:08. and it is on to the race for the white house. tonight president obama and mitt romney meet for the final debate. this is the last chance for undecided voters to see both candidates take on foreign policy. randall pinkston is in boca raton, florida with more on the final matchup. randall. >> reporter: good morning. expect mitt romney to come out swinging on the benghazi attack citing it as failure of the obama administration of foreign policy. the president said he is handling the crisis as well as winding down afghanistan. >>> reporter: this will be the third and final time that the two candidates take the stage together for debate. >> this debate matters more than ever before. >> reporter: expect moderator bob schiefferer to spend plenty of time on libya. on sunday, republican senator marco rubio suggested the obama campaign tried to keep the foreign policy focus on the death of bin laden. >> is that why for two weeks they told us that the libyan incident in benghazi was a popular uprising and not a terrorist attack? because it ran counter to their campaign there. >> reporter: obama campaign o
. election day turns into election month. >> we need you guys to come out and vote. >> pelley: as the obama and romney campaigns push voters to arly early. dean reynolds is in the f otleground of ohio. the family of the pakistani girl shot for standing up to the taliban travels to britain to be at her side. mark phillips has the latest on her fight for life. and what's killing america's bats? seth doane take uz inside the bat cave scientist are battling a deadly enemy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> >> pelley: good evening. srecasters are watching two storm systems tonight that are axpected to team up and hit the sst coast as something of a super storm. urr storm is moving in from the west, the other is hurricane sandy, now over the bahamas and heading north, highest sustained winds, 105 miles per hour. rhis is how the hurricane looks srom space. here is what it's doing on earth. iti,ding streets in haiti, sending waves crashing on to the shore in cuba, and knocking down trees and buildings. where this cuban is walking, a ho
strategistes, obama deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter, and romney adviser kevin madden. then we'll get analysis from an all-star panel, including peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." david sanger of the "new york times." joe klein of "time" magazine. and our own john dickerson. it's getting hot and heavy, but this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs >> and now from lynn university in boca raton, florida, the site of monday's presidential debate, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again, and welcome to "face the nation." from boca raton, behind me this morning on the lynn university campus, you see what is known as remembrance plaza. it's a memorial to two professors and four students here who were killed in the haiti earthquake in january of 2011 while on a college service trip. and joining me now the home state senator from florida, senator marco rubio who i heard supports mitt romney. >> now, more than ever. welcome back to florida. >> schieffer: thank you, senator. how high are the stakes for tomorrow's debate? >> i think they're im
on the race. through september the obama campaign had raised a total of $558 million, and had spent a total of $462 million. romney's campaign had raised $357 million, and spent $294 million. but outside spending from independent groups favors romney to to -- two-to-one and erases the president's money advantage. the race now a dead heat. expectations are high for the third and final debate. this one on foreign policy and moderated by cbs's bob schieffer. with the candidates off the trail sunday schieffer on face the nation moderated a dust up between two advisors, obama campaign official stephanie cutter defend the president's use of a new word. >> romney, it is playful term to describe what he is doing in the final days of the race, he has run as the ideal tea party candidate, severely conservative for the last six years running for president. in the last two weeks of this campaign he suddenly is moving to the mid snell. >> romney advisor kevin madden said the attacks were an attempt to divert attention from the president's failed record. >> it hasn't been about talking about what they wo
as he looks at the world and america's place in it. i understand better what president obama wants to do and how he sees things. >> schieffer: well, do you think-- most american elections and so far this one has been exactly the same, they're generally about economic policy, about pocketbook issues. does foreign policy, could it actually make a difference? could it be a tipping point in this election? >> oh, you never know. you know. we've got-- as i said, 16 days before election, but as kevin madden said no, 15 days and 20 hours. you know what i mean? things are going very quickly. any number of things can happen. the world is at a boil in various places, such as the middle east, where both candidates really fight it out. also, i would say, i mean, i wonder if the candidates will talk about this, america's foreign policy is utterly dependent on america having good economic policy that helps america be wealthy. all of our strength is connected to our wealth. so in a way, foreign policy and economic policy are very close. i assume in a way, they'll talk about both. >> schieffer: let me as
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weeks away. the presidential candidates are getting ready for their show down. president obama and the challenger mitt romney are busy studying. their running mates are campaigning in must win states. paul ryan was in pennsylvania and ohio .poles show president obama in the lead. >>> preparing for tomorrow night's big debate in boca raton florida. you can watch that. face the nation is. coming up at 8:30. talking about foreign policy and his state's role in the race of if white house. >> and on the local political front the state's political watchdog commission says a nation to a san jose city council campaign is illegal and must be returned the donation to a campaign came from a political action committee that's controlled by san jose major chuck reed the city's police officers association complained that the donation -- about it to the california fair political practices commission. their response. we re issued the letter calling for her to disi vow this illegal transfer of money to a committee that's supporting her reelection. even today they're out together coordinating cam
and then, of course, president obama, mitt romney will spend most of their time campaigning in battleground states. and cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us now from boca raton, florida with the latest on the big night between the two candidates. good morning. >> reporter: a big night it was indeed, frank, a lot of clashing through the night. this morning republicans are saying what mitt romney did last night was to lay out his vision of foreign policy if he is elected president but the democrats and president obama are saying that what he did indeed was to lay out a series of inconsistencies, changing his positions, saying that he is all over the place even accusing romney of being reckless. >>> reporter: this was the third and final debate and president obama saved his sharpest attacks for the end. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: viewers seemed to respond to the president. a cbs news snap poll of the debate shows 53% of uncommitted voters believed the president won. >> you saw a very strong president, a strong an
and then president obama and mitt romney will spend most of their time in the battleground states. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from florida the site of the final debate with a little play-by-play on what happened. >> frank, it was a fight to the finish another doozy of a debate mitt romney accusing president obama of a series of foreign policy failures. for example, romney pointing to the failure to stop iran's nuclear program. but and president obama accused romney of being inconsistent in his foreign policies and at teams end reckless. >>> reporter: this was the third and final debate and president obama saved his sharpest attacks for the end. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: in a cbs news instant poll of 500 uncommitted voters, 53% said president obama won the debate. perhaps the most memorable moments of the night came during this exchange over budget cuts to the military. >> our navy is smaller now than anytime since 1917. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonettes because the nature of our military has c
on the u.s. ambassador in benghazi. what the obama administration knew and did not know. now it's a two-week sprint to a date wit >> our campaign is full speed ahead. >> i won't be running the okey- doke. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, jan crawford and debate moderator bob schieffer. and bill whitaker in los angeles with a program bringing kids from the chaos of the streets into harmony with the world. >> music is like my meditation. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. investigators say they could see with their naked eyes black specks of deadly fungus floating in viles of steroids due to be injected into patients across the country. late today authorities said a criminal investigation would be opened and they would move to revoke the license of new england compounding center. that's the pharmacy identified as the source of contaminated drugs that have caused a meningitis outbreak in at least 17 states. 300 people have come down with the disease, 23 have died, and federal officials say the outbreak is spreading. w
their avocation. it's a hobby to go vote, not just an obligation. the obama organizational advantage-- and i think he has a real one-- may work out here not in the early voting but in terms of getting people to the polls in the end. i think they have the most in-depth, extensive organization in the history of country. but there's another factor here which is if this storm is bad enough and if tens of millions of people are without power and the seawalls have been breached in new york city, the president's got to get off the campaign trail. he's got to go run the country. that leaves mitt romney in a kind of odd position at that point, too, because he can't look like he's just campaigning. >> schieffer: what does he do, join the national guard? ( laughter ). >> he doesn't want to look like he's faking it and getting in the president's way. you saw john mccain raise the bar for the president. saying remember john mccain suspend-- he did it a couple of times, but one for hurricane gustav, a knocked a day off the republican convention to try to create a sense of "i'm president." one of the things impo
this morning. president obama and governor romney get set for tonight's final showdown. >> a new cbs news poll shows that tightening race in ohio where both candidates need a win. >> should scientists go to jail for failing to predict a deadly earthquake? we'll take you inside a controversial trial. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the stakes are pretty high for both candidates. the election is close. this has been truly consequential. >> mitt romney and president obama face off in florida tonight. >> for their final debate, the focus will be on foreign policy. >> people want to know they have a strong, steady hand in the oval office. they don't want someone who's re reckless. >> what's becoming apparent in the debate is the president has no plan for the next four years. >> who does have the kind of strength, calmness, temperament to be the next president. >>> azana hair salon. >> police in wisconsin say yesterday's deadly shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. three women were killed and four others wounded. >> the one suspect i
and we'll learn how many americans tuned in for round three of the obama/romney debate. we are getting an early idea of how the audience scored this match. >> reporter: that's right. a big night in politics, right? and in a cbs news flash full of uncommitted voters that was taken immediately after the debate, 53% said that they believe president obama won. 23% bheefd that romney was the -- believed that romney was the winner that time around and 24% said it was a tie. and while tonight was supposed to be about foreign affairs, both candidate brought up domestic policy repeatedly. it is the final debate and it didn't take long for the punches to start flying. >> i congratulate him for going after al-qaeda but we can't kill ourselves out of this mess. >> a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest threat facing america you said russia. not al-qaeda, you said russia. in the 1980s or not, that's the foreign policy. the cold war has been over for years. >> i'm not going to wear rose colored glasses when it comes to russia. after the election he'll get more back bone. >> reporter
. >>> the big push with less than two weeks before the election, president obama and mitt romney sweep across the map drawing up support in key swing states. >> we're on the homestretch now. and i think the people of colorado will get us all the way there. >> people out there are still trying to make up your mine. some of you here may still be trying to make up your mind. >> campaign controversy. indiana's republican senate candidate draws criticism for his comments on race and abortion. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> strengthening storm, tropical storm sandy threatens the caribbean and could power up into a hurricane later today. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. with under two weeks to go now the race for the white house looks like it will be a photo finish. today president obama begins a two day six day campaign swing to critical battleground states. it includes his 7th visit of the campaign to ohio. mitt romney arrives there
. >> thank you. >>> on to the race for the white house. tonight president obama and mitt romney meet for the final debate. >> last chance for undecided voters to see both candidates take on foreign policy. randall pinkston has more from boca raton. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and juliette. expect mitt romney to talk about a robust foreign policy with a strong military as the best guarantor of peace while the obama administration is likely to say that the romney campaign hasn't spelled out any specifics and that his pronouncements so far have been characterized by blunder and bluster which don't reflect good judgment. >>> reporter: this will be the third and final time that the two candidates take the stage together for debate. >> this debate matters more than ever before. >> reporter: expect moderator bob schiefferto spend plenty of time on libya. on sunday, republican senator marco rubio suggested the obama campaign tried to keep the foreign policy focus on the death of bin laden. >> is that why for two weeks they told us that the libyan incident in benghazi was a
>>> the final face off, president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head in one last debate before election day. >>> salon shooting a gunman targets a popular day spa shooting seven women during a terrifying rampage. >> ten people came running out of the back of salon with their hands up running, screaming out the door. >>> decision day. cycling's governing body rules on whether lance armstrong lifetime ban from the sport and erase seven tour de france victories. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 22, 2012. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us this morning. i'm annemarie green. president obama and mitt romney will meet for their third and final debate tonight, the topic is foreign affairs and the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and iran's nuclear program are expected to be on the agenda. most polls indicate a very tight race and with just over two weeks to go, tonight's meeting could prove pivotal. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the two candidates spent largely out of the public eye intensively preparing for tonigh
the obama campaign tried to keep the foreign policy focus on the death of bin laden. >> is that why for two weeks they told us that the libyan incident in benghazi was a popular uprising and not a terrorist attack? because it ran counter to their campaign there. >> reporter: obama campaign officials say it's not their candidate who is playing politics with libya. >> even while the flames were burning in benghazi, mitt romney was sending out political press releases. >> reporter: president obama had a lead in the polls when the debates began. but the race has gotten tighter since then and the new cbs news poll of a key swing state shows the same result. in the bat battleground state of ohio, the president leads mitt romney 50 to 45% down from a 10-point lead at the end of september. >> the president created this false image of mitt romney in the minds of some voters knocked down in the first debate. >> reporter: the obama campaign has plenty to be excited about. early voters in ohio favor the president 54-39%. >> if you look at the early voting that's going on around the country, it's very r
>>> fight to the finish in the last debate before election day, president obama and mitt romney tangle on foreign policy and national security. >> mr. president, america has not dictated other nations. we have freed other nations from dictator. >> when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s. >>> trail of terror. one of the women killed in a mass shooting at a day spa had been terrorized by the gunman for years. >>> cycling's governing body strips lance armstrong of his seven tour de france titles and bans him from the sport for life. >>> and the san francisco giants overcome wet weather and overwhelm the st. louis cardinals to win a trip back to the world series. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, and thank you so much for joining us. it's now exactly two weeks until the election. president obama and mitt romney met last night for their final debate, and the topic was foreign policy, though they did bring up domestic issues. while they agree on several issues, including afghanistan and syria, it was the president who
2000 acres have burned but no injuries are reported. >> president obama is in the midst of a 40-hour coast to coast campaign marathon. stopped to vote in his home state of illinois in his campaign blitz includes a stop in ohio. that state's 18 electoral votes may well hold the key to the election. mitt romney is there today as well. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all this. good morning to you. >> good morning. the candidates are spending every minute they can in battleground states that hold those crucial electoral votes. meanwhile, some comments by a republican senate candidate have interrupted both campaigns. 13,000 people packed a las vegas park for a late night rally featuring president obama and katy perry. ♪ >> it is part of a 40-hour, six-state campaign swing. >> we are pulling an all-nighter, no sleep. if you are not going to sleep, you might as well be in vegas. >> reporter: the president campaigns in florida and va v.a. he will vote in his hometown of chicago and finish the night in ohio. >> ohio could well be the place that elects the next president of the
barack obama because detroit needs another bailout. no team in the history of the world series has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit. the giants have some pretty good odds on their side. new park, same result for the giants who really look like a juggernaut right now. grego blanco puts one at the wall. that is a three-bagger. a 1-0 lead. tigers starter anibal sanchez, but brandon crawford drives it home for a 2-0 lead. same score. fifth inning now. and miguel cabrera, a chance to tie the game, but ryan vogelsong gets him to cough it off. ending the threat. vogelsong takes it to a scoreless inning. the giants become the first team since the 1966 orioles to pick back-to-back shutouts in the world series. we're joined now live from detroit. vern? >> reporter: dennis, the fans are getting ready to give their concession speeches here in downtown detroit. comerica park all but quiet after that final out, as the giants -- i don't think people really understand what's going on. i mean, two world series titles in the last three years. the giants are on the verge of having one of the greatest run
then senator obama in the 2008 election >> and vote for barack obama reporter: a prolific author, mcgovern wrote eight books including most recently, what it means to be aÑi democrat. almost no one knew better. sneans correspondent nancy cordes. the current presidential candidates are spending this weekend preparing for tomorrow night's third and final debate. president obama is at camp david. mitt romney is in florida. the debate is on international affairs and the moderator is our own bob scheiffer. the "new york times" is reporting that the united states and iran have agreed in principle on negotiations over tehran's nuclear program. but a spokesman for the national security council insists that no such agreement has beenqmó reac. iran denies theÑi report asñrçm. the outbreak of fungal meningitis around theÑi nation 1 now blamed forÑi 28n the centers control says 23 people have died from the meningitis which is linked to steroid shots for back pain. at theÑi vatican this morning, pope benedict xvi is adding seven more saints to the roster. two of them american. one is a na
on foreign policy. with the race still very tight, both president obama and mitt romney have a lot to gain and a lot to lose in their final joint appearance before a national audience. it might be their last best chance to win over the uncommitted voters who will decide the election, which is now just two weeks away. for tonight's debate, the candidates will be seated together at a table with bob schieffer, anchor of "face the nation." this is the third time bob has moderated the final presidential debate. >> schieffer: good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one's on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine and i have not shared them with the candidates or their aides. the audience has taken a vow of silence-- no applause, no reaction of any kind except right now when we welcome president barack obama and governor romney. (cheers and applause) >> good to see you again. >> good to see you. (cheers and applau
this morning." president obama and governor romney campaign for every vote they can get in key swing state s. >>> forecasters are keeping a close eye on tropical storm sandy. could it hit the east coast? >>> should you be charged extra for asking questions at the doctor's office? we'll go inside the growing battle over hidden fees. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're on the homestretch now. and i think the people of colorado are going to get us all the way there. what do you think? >> the presidential candidates storm through the swing states. >> governor romney is in nevada and iowa today. >> the president campaigned in florida and ohio, pushing a new 20-page summary for a second term. >> it's not the okey doke. >> debate experts agreed they won on substance. big deal. lance armstrong won on several substances. >>> yesterday a's major sell-off, the dow plunging 233 points. >> we obtained e-mail alerts put out by the state department as the attack unfolded in benghazi, libya. >> the e-mail showing that ansar al sharia claimed respon
from the final obama romney debate last night in florida. >>> reporter: this was the third and final debate and president obama saved his sharpest attacks for the end. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: viewers seemed to respond to the president. a cbs news snap poll of the debate shows 53% of uncommitted voters believed the president won. >> you saw a very strong president, a strong and steady president with a clear vision. you had an unsteady romney. >> reporter: romney's best score came on the issue of china. >> i want a great relationship are china. china can be our partner. but that doesn't mean they can just roll all over us and steal our jobs on an unfair basis. >> reporter: even on that issue romney only managed to tie president obama. >> perhaps the most memorable line of the night came when president obama and mitt romney were debating cuts to the military budget. >> our navy is smaller now than anytime since 1917. the navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. we're now down to 285. >>
obama that could cost him the election. >> yeah? >> he's going to endorse him. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york norah o'donnell is in boca raton with bob schieffer, the moderator. candidates met last night face to face for the very last time. instant poll shows president obama left the stage with an advantage, 53% of undeclared voters who watched the debate said the president won. 23% called governor mitt romney the which were while 24% called it a tie. >> those voters also said mr. obama would do a better job on terrorism and national security. the margin was nearly 2-1. also 71% said the president can be trusted to handle an international crisis. 49% said that about romney. and the poll with his split 50/50 on who would do a better job on policy toward china. the men met last night with a lot on the line. before the debate the president was leading by just two points, which is within the margin of error so it is a statistical tie. we begin with jan crawford in west palm beach with the romney campaign. goo
debate gallup had him up seven 45% ts, 52% to 45% for president obama. today the romney lead is down to three points, 50% to 47%. %.e president took his campaign today to colorado. the race there is virtually tied. which way colorado goes may well we determined by latino voters and we asked barry petersen to atll us more about that. >> i've already voted. y> oh, you've already voted. so there you go. latieporter: the battle for the latino vote in colorado is being waged one house at a time. >> hello there! >> reporter: jesus altamirano works evening getting out the vote for a nonpartisan latino group. when you knock on the door, jesus, who are they leaning owards? o a lot of individuals have been leaning towards obama. >> reporter: latinos are now at least 13% of the colorado electorate and favor president obama 2-1. onwidewide, latinos make up about 9% of voters and are for andobama by more than 3-1. when a national politician talks about the latino vote, the prime topic is immigration. accurate or not accurate in nots of the sentiment? >> definitely not accurate. they are -- we are
to the battleground states of pennsylvania and ohio. he attacked president barack obama accusing him of running a campaign that offers little new policy. >> he is trying to distract people. he is trying to distort our record. he is trying to hope that you don't pay attention to the reality in front of us so that he can win this election by default. >> reporter: a new romney ad continues the theme. it argues the president offers more of the same on debt, healthcare, taxes, energy and medicare. >> five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. >> reporter: in florida, vice president joe biden says the obama administration deserves another four years. >> america's not in decline. america's is coming back! and we're not going back. >> reporter: as biden listed the ways he thinks romney's policies will hurt americans, a baby in the audience started crying. [ laughter ] >> i don't blame that baby for crying. that baby knows what's in store for him or her if romney wins. >> reporter: with biden seeking votes, the president is at camp david cramming for monday's debate where foreign poli
. >>> reporter: president obama and mitt romney take the stage in florida tonight to debate foreign policy. romney is expected to sharply criticize the president's response to the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. >> it's the governor's greatest opportunity. he can show that there's a weakness in obama foreign policy and he can exploit that. >> reporter: the two candidates will also tackle questions on china, iran's nuclear ambitions and ending the war in afghanistan. campaign watchers usually give the advantage to the sitting president when debating international issues. president obama supporters say he has a strong record including the successful takedown of osama bin laden. >> i expect the president to be especially forceful since the topic of this debate is foreign policy. >> reporter: tonight's debate is crucial to both candidates. polls show a tightening race and that all of the season's debates are swaying voters. in the critical battleground state of ohio, a new cbs news quinnipiac university poll shows the president up five points 50-45 but romney has cut the
it comes to women. obama once held a 16-point advantage with women. now polls put romney on top with women voters. >> i voted for him in 2008 and i plan to stick with him in 2012 and i'll be voting for him and for vice president joe biden next month. >> former secretary of state colin powell says he is sticking with president obama in this year's' election. powell said on "cbs this morning" that the president got the u.s. out of iraq devised a plan for leaving afghanistan and did not get into any new wars. the retired general also praised mr. obama's performance on the economy saying, quote, we're gaining altitude. >>> rear in the final stages of a statewide argument over -- we're in the final stages of a statewide argument over school funding. prop 30 would raise taxes for education but passage is far from assured. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has more on what's at stake. >> reporter: in fact, the support for prop 30 has been waning over the past month. in the end, if californians don't agree to raise our own taxes, it's schools like this that may pay the price. >> it's an either/or, on or
this presidential race is on track to be the first $1 billion campaign. through the end of september, the obama campaign raised a total of $558 million. romney raised $357 million. and that is not including money raised by all the independent groups. for now, both candidates are in seclusion, preparing for monday's final debate. jan crawford is at the debate site in boca raton, florida. good evening, jan. >> reporter: good evening, rebecca. with just 17 days left until election day what we're seeing is the attacks getting sharper and more personal. with both of the candidates doing that debate prep, the vice president today stepped into the void and he kept slugging. >> i don't blame that baby for crying. that baby-- that baby-- that baby knows what's in store for him or her. if romney wins. >> reporter: in florida, the vice president pulled out his greatest hits as he delivered a montage of campaign attacks. >> the president has a new term. he callses it rom nearbyia. >> reporter: he even brought out an old one, romney's investment history. >> it's a lot more than a swiss bank account. it's i
on fire. the odd events that led an office to shoot and kill one of the men. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney are getting ready for their final debate, a little over 24 hours from now. >>> and crews are not finished with their work on the san mateo bridge. but a good sign they are way, way ahead of schedule. >>> good evening. a bizarre chain of events that tarted at 1:30 -- started at one time time 30 this morning when reports came in that two men came in arguing -- 1:30 this morning when reports came in that two men came in arguing and then a bizarre string of events. >> in the end, three birds decapitated and a man who lived here was shot and killed by the police. >> last night was a bizarre event. >> reporter: the police got reports of someone breaking windows in when they got here, they found two naked men in their late 20s who appeared to be hallucinating. >> it is like a nightmare. your next door neighbor turns into a crazy person. >> reporter: when the police confronted one of the men they say he pointed a rifle at them so the police shot him. he died soon after. the
push for the white house. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail early rallying supporters in del rey beach florida at a debate with mitt romney. >> during the debate he said he didn't want more troops in iraq. but he was caught on video saying it was unthinkable not to leave 20,000 troops in iraq. >> reporter: romney posed for pictures with police officers in florida this morning before heading to nevada and colorado. bows candidates are beginning an all-out blitz of key battleground states in the final two weeks of the campaign. during last night's foreign policy debate, the candidates clashed over military size and spending, russia and iran but answers drift back to the economy. >> america must be strong. america must lead. and for that to happen, we have to strengthen our economy here at home. you can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job. >> both at home and abroad he proposed wrong and reckless policies. >> reporter: when it was over a cbs news instant poll of uncommitted voters gave a clear victory to president obama, 53 to 23%. romney surprised some debat
very big to disclose about president obama. he said he'll tweet it out tomorrow. you may remember, donald trump is a birther. he insists the president was not born in the ups. not to be outdone, magnet and attorney, she has some "juicy information" about mitt romney's supporters. allred is an obama supporter. >> we learned another person was in a plane in contra costa county. a plane went down in a, a field. and witnesses tell us they heard the plane sputter before the crash. the pilot and passenger were killed. >>> off the santa barbara coast, shark attack claimed the life after surfer. a friend dragged the man to shore. neither he nor paramedics could save him. almost two years ago to the day arc college student died from the shark attack in the area. >> pretty well-known, like you said, there are sharks and we have had shark sightings up and down the coastline pretty frequently recently. >> there's only averages 16 shark attacks a year in the united states and few are fatal. in july, a man escaped injury near santa cruz after being thrown through his kayak, when the shark bit t
the final stretch for both candidates. with just 13 days until the election, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are ramping up their campaigns in those battleground states. cbs reporter tara mergener shows us they are even turning to some celebrities now to help draw in the votes. >> reporter: president obama rallied supporters in iowa, the first stop in a campaign blitz. >> fly around campaign marathon extravaganza. we're going to pull an all- nighter. no sleep. >> reporter: he is covering more than 5,000 miles, the bi- state swing ends in florida. mitt romney is going to rallies in iowa and and other states. >> we don't have to settle. americans are tired of being tired. we can do better. >> reporter: polls show the race for the white house is too close to call and with less than two weeks until election day, the candidates know every vote counts. the election will likely come down to nine battleground states and that's where most campaigns are spending almost all their money and time. paul ryan and joe biden been dispatched to ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: and both campa
voting today. president obama was in another swing state, new hampshire. >> reporter: mitt romney traveled to florida, the biggest battlegrounds state to lock down its 29 electoral votes. >> i need your help, we need to win this. we're taking back america. >> reporter: early voting started in the state saturday. and the romney campaign is pushing supporters to cast their ballots now. with polls showing a tight race, romney hopes to keep his momentum going to election day. >> the supporters of the president have this chance, they do four more years, i like ten more days a lot better you know what? [ laughter ] >> reporter: in new hampshire, president barack obama once again heard the four more years. [ people chanting ] and he too talked about ten more days. >> ten days and you'll be stepping into a voting booth, and making is defining choice about the future of our country. >> reporter: new hampshire is the smallest battleground state with just four electoral votes with the way the race is shaping up, those votes could make a difference. >> new hampshire, i still believe in you. i
the battle ground states this weekend. president obama was in new hampshire and has only four electoral votes but with a close race those votes could make a difference. mitt romney was in florida which began early voting this weekend. he held rallies in three florida cities telling supporters it's time for a change. >> so that on -- >> supporters of the -- they do four more years, four more years. i like ten more days. i feel better. >> ten days and you will be stepping into a voting booth and making a defining choice about the future of our country. >> and today again is it nine days. we have hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast as we have been talking about both campaigns have been forced to change the travel schedule. romney scrapped a trip to virginia set for today. he will head to ohio. the president planned to head to florida tomorrow but he pushed his trip to tonight to beat the storm. >>> and face the nation will be taking a look at this final stretch before election day. bob schieffer chats with republican senator john mccain and chicago mayor rom emanuel today. big question
obama will travel 5300 miles today alone for events in iowa, colorado, nevada, and finally in southern california. and republican challenger mitt romney is doing a lot of heavy traveling himself. he has stops in reno and iowa today and here he is yesterday in colorado. >> these are tough times for a lot of americans and the president's answer to this is another stimulus and more government workers and higher taxes. that hasn't worked. >> i want you to look at our plan. compare it to governor romney's plan. see which plan you think is better for you and for america's future. well, he says he's got a plan. >> that was the president yesterday in ohio. in general, polls show the popular vote is really up for grabs. the president appears to have an edge in the electoral vote. but that depends on the outcomes in nine states which right now are just too close it call. >>> two people who are well known for putting themselves in the spotlight claim they are about to reveal information that could change the entire presidential race. one of them is billionaire donald trump. a romney supporter who
obama's re-election bid. the long-time republican told "cbs this morning" he respects mitt romney but thinks romney has been vague on many issues. both candidates will hold events today in the critical swing state of ohio. a new "time" magazine poll shows the president leads romney in the buckeye state by 5%. mr. obama holds a 30 point lead among people who say they already cast their ballots in ohio's early voting system. >>> today romney will focus entirely on ohio with rallies in the columbus and cincinnati areas. his stops yesterday included reno. >> with a president that's out of ideas and out of excuses, on november 6 we'll put him out of office. >> the president made appearances in las vegas an on the tonight show last night. he had this to say about controversial comments on rape by republican u.s. senate candidate richard mourdock of indiana. >> rape is rape. it is a crime. so these very distinctions about rape and -- don't make too much sense to me, don't make any sense. >> the president is at a rally in tampa. this is a live picture right now of that rally and he will f
romney will campaign today in the battleground state of iowa while president obama is back at the white house where his schedule includes several media interviews there. yesterday the president ended a 40-hour tour of battleground states that included his hometown of chicago. he cast an early ballot there for the upcoming election. >> for all of how have not yet voted early, i just wanted everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was. >> on november 6 i'm counting on ohio to vote for big change. >> as for governor romney he spent yesterday in ohio a state rich in electoral votes. polls show he trails the president in the buckeye state but is within striking range there. no republican by the way has ever won the white house without winning ohio. that's why he will be there a lot the next week and a half. this presidential campaign has passed the $2 billion mark when it comes to fundraising. fundraising reports submitted last night show president obama and mitt romney have brought in about $1.7 billion so far. in addition, there's about $300 million in donations involving
in key swing states and they are on the move today. president obama will travel 5300 miles for events in iowa, colorado, nevada and finally here in southern california. republican challenger mitt romney is doing a lot of heavy traveling himself with stops today in reno and iowa. >>> two people who are known for putting themselves in the spotlight claim they are about to reveal information that could change the entire presidential race. one of them is billionaire donald trump. a romney supporter has raised questions about president obama's birthplace. new york magazine says his may have something to do with divorce papers in the president's past. no one is actually confirming that. meanwhile celebrity attorney gloria allred and obama supporter says she will soon reveal some "juicy details about a key romney supporter." >> can hardly wait. [ laughter ] >>> 6:10. a deadly shark attack off california's coast. >> and it could be the start of a pretty great ski season. snow falling steady this morning in the sierra. we'll have a live report on the conditions. >> and is there a carry-on fee
with the presidency at stake. president obama and governor romney will sit down with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer for the final debate on foreign policy. one person won a ticket as a registered independent. he will be listening closely but is leaning towards the president. >> i care about what's going on in the world and how to make it a better place. >> reporter: this democrat is in boca raton for the debate. she has already decided to cast her vote for mitt romney. >> because the direction we have been in for the last four years has failed us. failed! there's no debate here. look at the record. >> reporter: the 90-minute debate will most likely start where the second one left off the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they will also debate questions about iran, ending the war in afghanistan and the u.s. economic relationship with china. polls show the economy is by far the most important issue to voters. so both candidates are also expected to bring it up in their foreign policy answers. and for more perspective we bring in cbs 5 political analys
. president obama will travel 5300 miles for events in iowa, colorado, nevada, and southern california. governor romney is traveling to reno and iowa. here he is yesterday in colorado. >> these are tough times for americans and the president's answer is another stimulus and more government workers and higher taxes. that hasn't worked. >> i want you to look at our plan. compare it to governor romney's plan. see which plan you think is better for you and for america's future. he says he has a plan. >> and that was the president yesterday in ohio. in general, polls show the popular vote still up for grabs. the president appears to have an edge in the electoral vote but that depends on the outcomes in swing states which are still too close to call. >> 13 days. >> incredible. >> finally!! >>> it's 4:41. a data breach. bookstore where credit card readers were hacked. >> plus it's an amazing story of survival. >> one ripped off and the other ripped off and i kept going. >> why this 82-year-old man waited days to call for help after getting stranded in the snow. >> and an all-out brawl at a hi
, president obama and mitt romney combined have covered nearly 10,000 miles in the past two days. and with the race neck and neck, they are going back to the number one issue to seal the deal with undecided voters, the economy. >> this election is therefore a big choice and america wants to see big changes and we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> we can't afford to go back to the same policies that got us into the mess. we have to stick with the policies that are getting us out of the mess. that's why i'm running for a second term. >> president obama has already cast his ballot. he made history in chicago this afternoon as the first sitting president to vote early. >>> it's been one year since police cleared the massive "occupy oakland" camp. the move enraged evicted protestors sparking a night of destructive riots. tonight the "occupiers" are back to mark the anniversary. a few dozen have returned to frank ogawa plaza promising to keep the protests peaceful. da lin is where protestors are gathering. now, da, police and local businesses aren't taking
obama can claim the economy is growing, but governor romney can claim it's not growing fast enough. >> voters have basically drawn their conclusions about the economy already so, you know, the impact that a g.d.p. number can have or that the final jobs report on the friday before the election is going to have is won only at the margins. now, this election is close enough that the margins matter. >> reporter: as west mentioned, the last unemployment before the vote comes out a week from today. surprise in either direction could influence the outcome of the election. >> pelley: and anthony, that election is now officially the most expensive in u.s. history. it just passed that milestone. the latest numbers show the presidential campaigns and the super pacs that back them have now raised more than $2 billion. now, some other key numbers in the race. 11 is the number of days before the election. five is the number of points separating the candidates in the latest gallup poll. it shows governor romney ahead of the president 51% to 46%. a "washington post" poll shows the race tighter tha
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